Career Fair Guides Students for Life After High School


Graduating high school marks the end of an era. As some students embark on their next adventure, a majority find themselves at a difficult crossroad. Suddenly, the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” becomes something that must be answered. Consumers Energy recognizes the importance of nurturing Michigan’s workforce and is committed to developing the next generation of young professionals.

On Nov. 5, we teamed up with Junior Achievement to host a career day. High school students were given the opportunity to learn more about the skills and education needed to become a Consumers Energy employee. With more than 40 employee volunteers on-hand to speak to over 50 students from Jackson-area high schools, careers reflected at the fair include: engineering, environmental sciences, business, marketing, communications, technology, building trades, business services, legal, public safety and human resources.

Upon arrival, students were randomly assigned to groups which rotated throughout 10 career stations. Every 15 minutes, students gained expert advice from a new panel of employees. Students interested in learning more were encouraged to pursue job shadow opportunities with our team.

“This program exposed high school students to the vast array of jobs available at Consumers Energy. When students complete their high school education, we hope they will consider us as a future employer and want to help us leave it better than we found it,” says Carrie Schneider, Consumers Energy Community Programs Manager.

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